A beautiful and energizing excursion from the village Materuni to the Kuringe waterfall!
- Duration: Full day
- Specifications: about 45 mins (one way) + time at the waterfall. Less steep hike than Mount Meru waterfall
- Travel time: 2,5 hrs drive from Arusha
- Price: $32 pp
- Transport: $180 per car
- Good walking shoes required
The Kuringe waterfall is near Moshi, a town close to Arusha. This trip is excellent for travelers who want to see Mount Kilimanjaro up close. On a clear day this place offers an excellent view of Kibo, one of the famous peaks of Kilimanjaro.
After approximately a two hour drive from Arusha you arrive in the beautiful village of Materuni at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. The village is blessed with good soil and is green all year round. It’s tempting for visitors to stop by and learn more about the cultural heritage of the Chagga tribe who live in this area. The village also offers an amazing view over Moshi and Kilimanjaro.
A local guide will take you on a beautiful walk from Materuni to the amazing seventy meter high waterfall. It is the highest in this part of the country, with thousands of liter of crystal clear water from the Kilimanjaro glaciers falling down with an amazing force. At an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level, the path leads through valleys and tropical rain forest, alternating between splendid views and plantations full of coffee, bananas and avocados plants. En route you can taste banana beer while the guide tells you about life in Materuni and the diverse nature of this area. Be sure to take a towel with you if you want to cool of from your walk with a refreshing dive into the ice-cold water of the waterfall! Back in the village you will end the day with a coffee roasting demonstration and an accompanying cup of fresh Materuni coffee and a local lunch.